News for 2013-07-08

Monday, July 8, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Prisoners' Hunger Strike Blasts 'Decades of Indefinite State-Sanctioned Torture'
Prisoners across California's state prison system launched a hunger strike on Monday in protest of their conditions , which include long-term solitary confinement, a practice considered by many to be an act
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[field_image_caption-raw] Manning Defense Commences with Move to Drop 'Aiding the Enemy' Charge
As lawyers working on behalf of Pfc. Bradley Manning commenced their case Monday, lead attorney David Coombs requested to drop a number of charges against the whistleblower—including the most serious charge of 'aiding the enemy'—because of a lack of evidence on the part of the prosecution.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Unauthorized GM Rice Threatens World Supply
Strains of unauthorized, genetically modified (GM) rice have been found in United States' exports in over 30 countries, threatening 'widespread contamination' to the world's rice supply.
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[title] Sharif Abdel Kouddous: Egypt Descends Into "Spiral of Violence and Retribution"
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[field_image_caption-raw] In Chilling Nod to Eugenics, Doctors Illegally Sterilized California Prisoners
Doctors at California prisons illegally performed permanent sterilization operations on at least 150 inmates between 2006 and 2010, the Center for Investigative Reporting exposed Sunday .
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[field_image_caption-raw] In New Video, Snowden Predicted US Reaction to Disclosure of Spy Programs
Nearly one month to the day after Edward Snowden revealed himself as the NSA whistleblower behind a series of explosive news stories that have shown the depth and detailed workings of the spy agency's vast global surveillance network, the Guardian on Monday released a second video interview—...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Wisconsin GOP Governor Leads '11th Hour Attack' on Women's Choice
In yet another GOP-led "campaign to outlaw abortion," Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker launched an eleventh hour attack on reproductive rights on Friday when he signed an anti-choice bill into law with two restrictions designed to severely limit women's right to abortions within the state.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Brazil Voices Outrage After Latest US Spying Revelations
Brazil's political leaders are speaking out against the U.S. government following the latest revelations that the NSA has been indiscriminately collecting the communications of millions of Brazilian citizens.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Secret Surveillance Court Bends Rules of Language and Law
The secret court which authorizes the phone and internet surveillance of millions of individuals worldwide is bending the rules of language and law—according to a series of recent reports—as the 11 hand-picked judges ascend to "ultimate arbiter" on all surveillance issues shaping intelligence...
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[field_image_caption-raw] What the Obama Administration's Standard Operating Procedure for Force-Feeding Gitmo Prisoners Looks Like
A new video further exposes the brutality of the force-feedings of prisoners on hunger strike at Guantanamo. Twice a day, every day at the prison, over 40 of the more than 100 hunger strikers who are protesting their indefinite detention are strapped down and force-fed in a procedure widely...
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[title] Mark Weisbrot: U.S. Allies Violate Int. Law Pursuing Snowden
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[field_image_caption-raw] Lac-Megantic: Ecological Tragedy Unfolds Amid Human Loss
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[field_image_caption-raw] "Massacre" in Egypt Destroys Hope for Peaceful Transition
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